Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The Ross Africa Business Club welcomes you to the 1st Annual Africa Business Conference – "Energizing Africa's Emergence" at the Ross School of Business on February 8th, 2013. This is an avenue to highlight economic opportunities, challenges and ways to energize Africa's emergence.
We are engaging the expertise of successful professionals and leaders in the region and beyond. They would share their success stories and provide first-hand information beyond media reports.The conference will feature speakers, who are passionate, engaging, and prepared to address pressing issues facing Africa's development. The speakers will discuss issues related to growth through awareness and impact investing in Africa; transforming Africa's economy through the energy sector; and developing entrepreneurs.
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Private Event
Location: Blau Auditorium, R0210, R0240, Ross Lobby Table #1, Ross Lobby Table #2, Ross Lobby Table #3, Ross Lobby Table #4
Presented by the UM Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance
The day will feature a series of moderated sessions with experts addressing the following topics:
9:30am-11:15am Women in Investment Management
11:30am-1:15pm Buy Side vs. Sell Side
1:45pm-3:15pm Hedge Fund Portfolio Management
3:30pm-5:00pm Day in the Life of a Hedge Fund COO/General Counsel
Please RSVP to UMfiresidechats@gmail.com; you must indicate which sessions you plan to attend. You must include a) your resume, b) why you wish to attend and c) specific questions related to the sessions above. Upon acceptance, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. Business casual attire required.
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Private Event
"A Youth-Driven Model of Leadership" - Teens running their own record label? Publishing and marketing books by professional poets? Helping to drive policy changes at the State level on bullying? Raising money and providing grants to other teen initiatives? Making up the critical mass of an organization's Board of Directors? Teens? Really?
The Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor's own teen center, serves as a nationally recognized model in which youth decision-making and involvement permeate multiple levels of programming, organization, and governance. Come engage with John Weiss, Neutral Zone's Executive Director since 2005, to consider their "youth-driven" model and discuss how this approach fits into the positive deviance framework and what makes Neutral Zone a thriving organization.
Registration is required for this event
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Blau Auditorium
JOSEPH HANDLEMAN LECTURE SERIES - Mark Fields, COO of Ford Motor Company, presents The Ford Story: Serving Customers and Delivering Profitable Growth.
Mark Fields is COO of Ford Motor Company, where he is responsible for all business operations. Previously, Fields was executive vice president of Ford and president of The Americas. He led development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales of Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and South America. Fields oversaw the transformation of the company’s North American operations and its record profitability. He joined Ford in July 1989, and from 2000-2002 was president and CEO of Mazda Motor Company, leading that company through a period of transformation. Fields holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and an economics degree from Rutgers University.
Seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This event will not be recorded or livestreamed.
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Nonprofit and Public Management Center (NPM) is pleased to offer support for graduate students serving in summer internships utilizing management skills in the nonprofit and public sectors. Grants are available for both MBA and BBA students in the Ross School of Business. Only internships served prior to graduation from U-M are eligible (i.e. students must graduate no earlier than December 2013).
Time: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Private Event
The Social Venture Fund (SvF) impact investment fund at the University of Michigan invests in and supports innovative companies that place social impact at the heart of their business model.
The nation's first student led impact investing fund, SvF aims both to push the boundaries of business education and use financial and human capital to shape the emerging impact investing field.
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Blau Auditorium
The Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge, now in its fifth year, has provided funding to dozens of student and faculty led teams with great ideas about green energy. The Venture Challenge enables student and faculty led teams to go from an idea to venture launch during a six month program.
Time: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Private Event
The ALE Conference attracts more than 200 attendees from around the country including current University of Michigan students, alumni, industry leaders, corporate recruiters, and prospective students. The conference aims to engage these stakeholders in discussions around issues and opportunities relevant to the current economic climate and global business environment. The late Alfred L. Edwards said, "We must make sure that the doors that were open for us do not become closed for others." The 2013 conference theme "On the Shoulders of Giants: Leaving a Lasting and Impactful Legacy" underscores that each generation's successes are directly impacted by the successes and failures of those preceding us.
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:15 PM
The BBA Admissions team invites high school students and their parents to learn about Ross's Bachelor's of Business Administration degree and what to expect for the BBA admission process.